Memphis Depay in talks with Manchester United

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Manchester United officials are in negotiations with PSV winger Memphis Depay over a £25 million summer move to Old Trafford, according to The Sun. 

The report claims that the versatile forward, who has been in sensational form throughout the course of the season, has been flown to England to discuss a £130,000-a-week deal with the club. 

Depay, who is just 21-years-old, is currently the leading goalscorer in the Eredivisie this season, with 20 league goals to his name. In fact, he's been the talisman for his side, who have comfortably secured the league title in the Netherlands. 

The Dutch international has even been compared to Portuguese superstar Cristiano Ronaldo in recent time, with Ronald de Boer claiming that he's one of Europe's biggest talents. 

The next Ronaldo 

When speaking about Depay, as reported by, De Boer claimed:  "He is one of the biggest talents in Europe. He has skill compared to a young Cristiano Ronaldo.

"He is very lively, technically unbelievable, very skilful, very fast, he has a great goalscoring record, he can shoot from every distance - he has everything.

"For me, he is without doubt one of the best talents we have in the Netherlands."

There's no doubt about it, the wide-man is one of the leading youngsters in world football, so it's not entirely surprising that some of Europe's big-boys are interested in his signature. 

As well as United, the duo of Liverpool and Paris Saint-Germain are also looking at him ahead of a summer deal, but it now appears that the Red Devils are leading the race to land him. 

Worth the risk 

£25m, of course would prove a slight risk for United as he's yet to star on the elite stage of European football, but there's no doubt he could be set for a huge future in the game if he continues to go from strength-to-strength. 

Of course, critics will say that Manchester United already have an array of attacking talent down the flanks, with the likes of Juan Mata, Angel di Maria, Adnan Januzaj and Ashley Young all competing for places at the Theatre of Dreams, however you can hardly blame Van Gaal for attempting to bring such a talent to the club. 

Ultimately, the Red Devils would no doubt find a role for the special talent in the squad, so you'd have to expect officials to finalise the transfer. 

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